2021 Paralympics: Krishna Nagar clinches gold, pulls off a thriller against Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai in men's singles SH6 match 

2020 TokyShuttler Krishna Nagar wins gold in the men's singles SH6 finals.
Shuttler Krishna Nagar wins gold in the men's singles SH6 finals.

Indian shuttler Krishna Nagar won the gold medal in a thrilling three-set match against Chu Man Kai of Hong Kong at the 2021 Paralympics on Sunday. Nagar made a thrilling comeback to win the match 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the men's singles SH6 classification match that lasted 43 minutes.

Both shuttlers started off with tied scores through the initial stages of the match. It was 10-10. Chu then took a 14-11 lead in the match. Nagar showed a top notch performance and made a terrific fightback to overturn a 5 point deficit 15-17 down, to win the first set 21-17.

Chu Man kai of Hong kong started the second game well. He took a comfortable lead of 13-9 in the middle. Chu maintained the advantage, with a four-point lead of 17-13. A few errors from Nagar cost him his first game advantage, giving away the second set 16-21 to his opponent Chu.

Nagar began the decider with a five-point lead of 7-2. Chu made a comeback with three consecutive points to 5-7 and then one more point.

A few mistakes from Nagar got the scoreline to 13-10. Chu made a fabulous comeback to overturn his three-point deficit by equalling the score at 14-14. Nagar stepped up to seal the match 21-16.

Indian shuttler Krishna Nagar had pulled off a stunning victory over his semi-final opponent Krysten Coombs of Great Britain 21-10, 21-11. He won the match in straight sets, within 26 minutes on the court assuring India another medal.

Earlier, India's Suhas Yathiraj ended his Paralympic campaign with a silver medal after going down fighting against two-time world champion Lucas Mazur of France in the men's singles SL4 class final at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday.

India's debut Paralympics Games results:

It has been a meritorious debut Paralympics campaign for the Indian shuttlers. India's badminton team has won 2 golds, 1 silver and a bronze medal in Tokyo.

Reigning world champion Pramod Bhagat on Saturday claimed a historic gold medal in the men's singles SL3 class. Manoj Sarkar bagged bronze as India stamped their prowess at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Pramod Bhagat, the top-seeded Indian, also an Asian champion, showed great mental fortitude. He prevailed 21-14, 21-17 over second-seeded Bethell in a thrilling final that lasted 45 minutes at the Yoyogi National Stadium.

Manoj Sarkar, who had lost to Bathell in the semifinal, came back strongly to beat Japan's Fujihara Daisuke 2-0 in the bronze medal match.

Sarkar, ranked fourth in the world, initially trailed in the match but fought back to win the first game 22-20 in 22 minutes. He then won the second game 21-13 to clinch the bronze medal at the Yoyogi National Stadium.

Also read: 2021 Paralympics: Avani Lekhara wins bronze in women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 final, grabs her second medal at the Summer Games

Edited by Aditya Singh
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